Summer Salad

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Summer Salad

Did you know that consuming a little bit of vinegar with your meals may help to modulate glucose spikes?  When we look at different food cultures around the world, many have a cooking custom of including some vinegar.  Italians have vinegar with their bread. In Japan vinegar is added to rice.  A salad with vinaigrette is a common starter in Europe and a great thing to eat to buffer the glucose response that happens when we ingest carbohydrates.  
Here is a salad dressing I love for a summer salad with some fruit. Some mixed greens or spinach, some red onions and toasted almonds, and some mango or strawberries can be so refreshing on a summer day.  Add in some chicken and you've got a complete meal that is full of nutrients.  
Yes, there is some honey in this recipe but the vinegar and fat in the dressing and the fiber in the salad will help you to digest it more slowly.  It's also a very small amount in relation to the dressing.  And yes, real sweeteners over sugar substitutes is my recommendation. Just keep the amounts small.  

Summer Salad Dressing 

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

  • ½ teaspoon French sea salt

  • 1 minced clove of garlic

  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar

  • ¾ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Nomi is a Board Certified Nutritionist, MS,CNS, NBC-HWC. She can be contacted at